PETA President Says, ‘It’s Time to Face It: We Are All Animals’

Ingrid Newkirk's New Speaking Tour Addresses 'How Speciesism Is Just Another "ism" to Avoid'

For Immediate Release:
August 30, 2018

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Las VegasWhat:    On Saturday, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk will bring her new speaking tour to Las Vegas—the home of PETA’s 2018 Sexiest Vegan Next Door David Anthony. Newkirk’s unique and thought-provoking talk, “We Are All Animals,” explores the common links that bind various forms of discrimination and the state of the animal kingdom—and reveals why PETA’s motto reads, “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”

When:    Saturday, September 1, 11:30 a.m.

Where:    Siena Golf Club, 10575 Siena Monte Ave., Las Vegas

“Since its founding in 1980, PETA’s message has been that when it comes to feelings such as pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy,” says Newkirk. “Some of us may have feathers, some of us may have fins, and some of us may have just the skin we were born in, but every living, feeling being deserves respect and understanding.”

Newkirk will be introduced by Prince’s ex-wife and longtime animal advocate Mayte Garcia and will discuss her signature boundary-pushing brand of activism, which includes hanging naked from a meat hook at the age of 67 to protest killing animals for food, as well as PETA’s landmark victories for animals and the group’s recent efforts in Las Vegas. Delicious vegan treats and beverages will be served immediately after Newkirk’s talk.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind